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Suspect in Falcon kidnapping and sexual assault takes his own life as police close in

Posted at 2:53 PM, Dec 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 20:00:07-05

AURORA – According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect wanted in connection to the kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred Wednesday in Falcon is dead.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5th,  El Paso County deputies were called to the Walmart at 11550 Meridian Market View for a reported stranger kidnapping and sexual assault.

After loading groceries into her car, the victim went to return her cart. It was at this time the suspect got into the back seat of the victim’s unlocked car. When the victim returned, the suspect put a gun to her head and told her to drive.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect then directed her to a remote location and sexually assaulted her. He then forced her to drive back to the Walmart and park behind the store. At this point, he left the victim and walked back to his car.

The Sheriff’s Office said community tips and “tenacious” investigative work led to the suspect being located in Aurora.

At approximately 9 p.m. Friday night, the Sheriff’s Office and Aurora SWAT responded to the 1200 block of S. Zeno Circle in Aurora. At some point during the police response, the suspect took his own life.

The Sheriff’s Office said the identity of the suspect will not be released until positive identification can be made by the Coroner’s Office and next of kin can be notified.

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